The harvest is in the seed
© Bioversity International
05 Mar, 2021 No Comments

Week 20 – Research results – Seed sector in Burkina Faso: Recommendations for a better integration of producers

Authors: Patrice Djamen, Souleymane Ouattara, Bioversity International, Swiss Cooperation, 2017
Topics: Farmers’ seed systems, participatory approach, partnership, subsidies, Burkina Faso

This document is part of the perspective of extending the momentum spurred by the project “Improving seed systems for smallholder farmers’ food security” implemented in Burkina Faso by Bioversity International and its local partners and funded by the Swiss Development and Cooperation Organization (SDC). This mission aimed to generate the knowledge needed to explore mechanisms that can better take into account the concerns of small producers in seed systems.

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Training toolkit
17 Feb, 2021 No Comments

Week 18 – Research results: Breaking through the 40% adoption ceiling: Mind the seed system gaps

Authors: Conny JM Almekinders, Jorge JL Andrade-Piedra, Erik Delaquis, Karen A Garrett, Lava Kumar, Sarah Mayanja, Bonaventure A Omondi, Srinivasulu Rajendran, Graham ThieleFirst
Topics: plant breeding, evidence-based decisions, partnership, varietal adoption

This perspective paper presents findings on the importance of better and more effective collaboration between seed system stakeholders, and in particular between breeders and national seed systems, to promote adoption of new and adapted varieties.

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© GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR THE FUTURE OF FOOD
09 Feb, 2021 No Comments

Week 17 – Training Material: Options for Stakeholder Engagement and Benefit Sharing in Plant Breeding and Seed Systems

Authors: Edith Lammerts van Bueren, Conny Almekinders, Eva Weltzien, Veronique Chable, Riccardo Bocci, Monika Messmer, Fred Rattunde, Claudius van de Vijver; Global Alliance for the Future of Food, CGIAR, Dynaversity and LIVESEED
Topics: plant breeding, resilience, participatory approaches, benefit sharing, partnership

Resilient seed systems play a central role in sustainable food systems that are robust, dynamic, equitable, diverse, healthy and interconnected. Developing and strengthening these systems offers vital entry points for responding to critical global challenges of climate change, agricultural biodiversity, and sustainable development.

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©Springer Nature
08 Jan, 2021 No Comments

Week 13 – Publication: Enhancing Smallholder Farmers’ Access to Seed of Improved Legume Varieties Through Multi-stakeholder Platforms

Authors: Akpo, E., Ojiewo, C.O., Kapran, I., Omoigui, L.O., Diama, A., Varshney, R.K. (Eds.), International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
Topics: seed sector, Legumes, Africa, smallholder farmers, partnership

This book shares the experiences of Tropical Legumes III (TLIII) project led by ICRISAT in facilitating access to seed of improved legume varieties to smallholder farmers through innovation platforms. It highlights practices and guiding principles implemented in eight countries of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

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